DH360 Line Dancing 2/15/17

This edition of Wednesday Night Lines fetured a lot of good reviews and some easier new dances. The past two weeks got a taste of easier country dances with Randy Pelletier’s latest dance to High Valley’s “Soldier” and the very soothing sound of William Michael Morgan’s “Missing” with the choreography of the same name by Heather Barton.

Soldier has a good underlayng shuffle-step rhythm. Expect a generic dance for partners for now, maybe 16-step or Curly Top Polka at the Cadillac Ranch.

“Missing” works great if partners are up for a faster Sweetheart Stroll or a cute Blue Rose!

Here’s the line up of features and reviews:

Missing
Soldier
I’m Forever Only Yours
Shady
M.O.V.E.

M.A.E. Line Dancing 2/14/17

Middletown Adult Education’s Line Dancing is back in session. The first week featured getting newbies warmed up by way of just working on counting to music using the Macarena; not to mention being able to walk in knowing a dance already, I mean who doesn’t know the Macarena?

The Intro Class moved on to some walking and talking techniques that eventually made it to dancing to music with an all time favorite Mamma Maria. They also got some good reps and basic moves with And It Goes Like This. In week 2, the Electric Slide would give way to a similar dance called Bartender’s Stomp that gave a flavor of country and rock music showing off how flexible dancing can be and how different music can give the same dance a different feel.

The Beginner Class (Continuing) was welcomed back with some easy warm ups. They already knew Bartenders Stomp, so it was a comfy way to get back into it. Tempting Elvis was introduced to start working on step without weight and transitioning from straight count to syncopation. It also has some featured steps that we needed work on.

The students of the Beginner Class (most now having 3-4 sessions experience) are looking forward to a session based on technique. Essentially, slowing down most of the dances we already know and making them look good!

DH360 Line Dance Recap 2/1/17

Here’s the recap on features from Wednesday Night Lines at DH360 on 2/1/17:

*Shady*
Ain’t Giving
Damn Good Lover
I’m Forever Only Yours
M.O.V.E.
Oops Baby
Road Less Traveled

DH360 Line Dance Recap 1/11/17

Quite a bit of lesson and review tonight! Here’s a run down of the featured lessons (whether planned or impromptu) and reviews:

Feature:
Damn Good Lover

Reviews:
Bring Down the House
Oops Baby
Road Less Traveled

Surprise!
Ain’t Giving
County Fair Stomp
Better When I’m Dancin’, Baby

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DH360 Line Dancing 1/10/17

Here are tonight’s featured and reviewed line dances from Dance Hall 360 with Sheryl on Tuesday 1/10/17:

And It Goes Like This
Keep My Cool
Fun For All
Feeling Kinda Lonely
County Fair Stomp
Tempting Elvis
Gin & Tonic
Bull Frog On A Log

We had a few featured new steps that the class learned as well:
Jazz Box
Monterey Turn

DH360 Line Dancing 1/4/17

Welcome to 2017, Dancers!

We kicked off our featured lesson with “Road Less Traveled” by Paula Frohn. The song is absolutely one that is beautifully done and the dance leaves a LOT of availability for variations and styling ideas. Originally choreographed to the song of the same name by Lauren Alaina, it should be noted that when creative enough, this can go well to a few other tracks. Our class used the original song for the initial teach and learning experience.

I happened to trip up on a song called “Chase You Down” by Runaground. (Music Video) This made a really cool alternate track for anyone looking to amp it up somewhat. Some suggested variations for the new track would be swapping out the toe struts (17-20) for another Jazz Box or another 4 count that ends on left, ending the last 4 counts with syncopated sailor steps and noting that because of the way the music was written, use 3 restarts where the beat drops off for 16 counts. This is actually used in the original choreography once.

So here are the links to the featured dances, the reviews and some cool ones we pulled off tonight:
Road Less Traveled
Oops Baby
Bring Down the House
Blue Ain’t Your Color
Sweetness

DH360 Beginner Line Dancing 1/3/17

What a great way to kick off the year! Our intro & beginner line dance classes got a ton of material to get them started. Some of the teaches were repeats for review purposes and to get some new dancers caught up, other dances were completely new altogether and introduced some new steps. Here is a run down of the featured dances from this class (no particular order):

And It Goes Like This
Bull Frog on a Log
County Fair Stomp
Keep My Cool
Mamma Maria
Tempting Elvis

DH360 Beginner Line Dancing 12/13/16

Here are the featured dances from Dance Hall 360 on Tuesday night with Sheryl:

Mamma Maria
And It Goes Like This
Can You 2 Step

Tempting Elvis
Watermelon Crawl
Bull Frog On A Log

DH360 Line Dancing 12/6/16

Tuesday night at Dance Hall 360 has been increasing in popularity with new dancers. Here is a list of dances taught for this session.

Intro Class:
Little Rumba
And It Goes Like This

Beginner Class:
History
Tempting Elvis
Mamma Maria

DH360 Line Dance Recap 12/7/16

Tonight was a particular night of reviews. After having a game plan of new material to start with, the demand for walk thrus of current material proved worthy of taking the evening. Three dances were the main focus to ensure we had them down just right!

Pom Poms
Vegas Baby!
Blurred Lines